Doris Walker-Dalhouse, Ph.D.

Department of Educational Policy and Leadership

Office: 116B Schroeder Complex
Phone: (414) 288-4555
doris.walker-dalhouse@marquette.edu

Doris Walker-Dalhouse, Ph.D.

Professor

Degrees Held

Research Interests

Courses Taught

 

Recent Publications/Presentations

Publications

2014

Risko, V. & Walker-Dalhouse, D. (in press).  Best practices to change the trajectory for struggling readers. In. L. Gambrell & L.M. Morrow. Best Practices in Literacy (6th ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

Walker-Dalhouse, D. & Dalhouse, A.D. (in press). Culture and Identity: Promoting the Literacies of a Sudanese Father and Son. In F.B. Boyd & C.H. Brock.(Eds.) Social Diversity within Multiliteracies. New York: Routledge.

2013

Walker-Dalhouse, D., & Dalhouse, A.D. (2013).  Preservice teachers’ culturally relevant beliefs: The impact of a clinical experience tutoring Sudanese students. In J. Ho (Ed.) Immigrants: Acculturation, Socioeconomic Challenges, and Cultural Psychology (pp.171-185).  New York, NY:  Nova Science Publisher.

Walker-Dalhouse, D. & Dalhouse, A.D.  (2013) Changing Outcomes in Reading for Bryant, An African American Urban Learner:  A case study.  In N. Nilsson & S. Gandy. (Eds.) Struggling readers can succeed:  Teaching solutions based on real kids in classrooms and communities (pp.20-36). New York: Information Age Publishing.

2012

Risko, V.J., & Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2012).  Be that Teacher!  Breaking the cycle for struggling readers.  New York:  Teachers College Press.

Walker-Dalhouse, D., & Risko, V.J. (2012). Using informative assessments for effective literacy practices. In E. T. Ortlieb, &  E. H. Cheeks (Eds.). Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation (Vol. 1, pp. 197-219). United Kingdom:  Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Watts-Taffe, S., Laster, B., Broach, L., Marinak, B., Connor, C.M., & Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2012). Differentiated Instruction: Making Informed Teacher Decisions, The Reading Teacher, 66(4), 303-314.

2011

Risko, V. & Walker-D., Arragones, A. (2011) The Promise of an Alternate Perspective: Viewing Struggling Readers through a Socio-Cultural Research Lens. The Thirty-Third Yearbook of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers,33, 187-203.

López, F., Thompson, S., & Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2011) Examining the trajectory of differentially-skilled first graders’ reading fluency of words in isolation and in context.  Reading & Writing Quarterly, 27(4), 281-305.

Walker-Dalhouse, D., Sibley, C., Dalhouse, A.D., Clarke, R. & Selzler, K. (2011). Reading engagement of preservice teachers: Impact of a reading-aloud initiative. Journal of Reading Education,37(1), 33-39.  

2010

Briggs, C., Perkins, J. H., & Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2010). Best Literacy Practices for Children of Poverty: Implications for Schools, Teachers, and Teacher Preparation Program. The Thirty-Second Yearbook of the Association of Literacy Educators & Researchers, 151-168.

Risko, V. J., Walker-Dalhouse, D., Bridges, E., S. & Wilson, A. (2010).  Drawing on text features for reading comprehension and composing.  The Reading Teacher, 64(5), 376-78.

Walker-Dalhouse, D., Risko, V.J., Esworthy, C., Grasley, E., Kaisler, G., McIlvain, D., & Stephan, M. (2010)  Crossing Boundaries and Initiating Conversations about RTI: Understanding and Applying Differentiated Classroom Instruction.  In R. Allington (Ed.) Essential Reading: Struggling Learners: Essential Reading Series, Newark, DE: International Reading Association.   

Walker-Dalhouse, D., Risko, V. J., Lathrop, K. & Porter, S. (2010).  Helping diverse     struggling readers through reflective teaching and coaching.  The Reading         Teacher, 64(1), 70-72.

Risko, V.J. & Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2010).  Making the most of assessments to inform instruction. The Reading Teacher, 63(5), 420-422

2009

Walker-Dalhouse, D., Sanders, V., & Dalhouse, A.D. (2009).  A university and middle school partnership:  Preservice teachers’ attitudes toward ELL students. LiteracyResearch and Instruction, 48(4), 337-49.

Walker-Dalhouse, D.  Sudanese youth.  In C. Claus-Ehlers (Ed.) (2009). Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology (pp.958-960). New York: Springer.

Walker-Dalhouse, D., Risko, V.J., Esworthy, C., Grasley, E., Kaisler, G., McIlvain, D., & Stephan, M. (2009, September). Crossing Boundaries and Initiating Conversations About RTI: Understanding and Applying Differentiated Classroom Instruction. The Reading Teacher, 63(1), 84–87.

Walker-Dalhouse, D. & Dalhouse, A.D. ( 2009)  When two elephants fight the grass
suffers:   Parents and teachers working together to support the literacy development of Sudanese youth.  Teaching and Teacher Education, 29, 328-335.

Risko, V.& Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2009). Parents and teachers:  Talking with or past one another. The Reading Teacher., 62(5), 442-444.

2008

Walker-Dalhouse, D. & Risko, V. (2008). Homelessness, poverty, and children’s literacy development. The Reading Teacher. 62(1), 84-86.

Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2008). Discipline: Responding to socioeconomic and racial differences. In F. Schultz. Annual Editions: Education 09-10. Thirty-fifth edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Walker-Dalhouse, D. & Risko, V. (2008). Learning from literacy successes in high achieving urban schools. The Reading Teacher, 61(5), 422-424.

Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2008). Where life and children’s literature meet: Creating a potential bridge to understanding the lives of elementary age African American males. In W. Brooks and J. McNair. Embracing, evaluating, and examining the lives of African-American children’s and young adult literature. Maryland, Lanham: Scarecrow Press, Inc

2007

Risko, V., & Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2007). Tapping students’ cultural funds of knowledge to address the achievement gap. The Reading Teacher, 61(1), 98-100.

2006

Walker-Dalhouse, D, & Dalhouse. A.D. (2006). Investigating white preservice teachers’ beliefs about teaching in culturally diverse classrooms. The Negro Educational Review, 58(1-2), 69-79.

Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2006). Multicultural Literature: A synthesis of literature. New York: Macmillan-McGraw Hill.

Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2006). Discipline: Responding to socioeconomic and racial differences. In F. Schultz. Annual Editions: Education 07-08. Thirty-fourth edition. (Unit 5). New York: McGraw-Hill.

2005

Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2005). “Discipline: Responding to socioeconomic and racial differences”. Childhood Education, 82(1), 24-30.

Turner, J.D., Walker-Dalhouse, D. & McMillon, G. T. (2005). “Crossing Over to Canaan: Engaging distinguished women and/or minority scholars in critical conversations about tenure.” 54th Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, 403-415.

Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2005). “No Child Left Behind: Key issues and instructional implications for Teachers of African-American Children.” Reading Horizons, 45(3), 155- 174.

Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2005). Examining exemplary reading instruction in urban settings: Implications for teachers and the students they teach. A response to Diane Lapp and James Flood. In J. Flood & P. L. Anders (Eds.). Literacy Development of Students in Urban Schools: Research and Policy. (pp. 180-186) Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Presentations

2014

Risko, V., Alvarez, M.C., Nakashima, S.,  & Walker-Dalhouse, D. ( 2014). Cross-  Curricular literacy, complex text, cultural responsiveness, Common Core:       Connecting for Comprehension.  59th Annual Conference of the International           Reading Association, New Orleans, LA.      

2013

Walker-Dalhouse, D., Perkins, J. H., & Briggs, C. (2013).  Effective reading strategies used by teachers of children living in poverty. Association of Literacy Educators & Researchers 57th Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Walker-Dalhouse, D. & Dalhouse, A.D. (2013). Reader response and instructional implications: preservice teachers use of children’s books about immigrants/ refugees with struggling readers. 18th European Conference on Reading, International Reading Association, IDEC, Jönköping, Sweden.

Risko, V. & Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2013).  Supporting teachers, supporting struggling readers with complex text. Institute 19:  Assessment in the era of the Common Core State Standards. International Reading Association 58th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Risko, V. & Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2013).  Be that teacher! Creating learning environments using strategies that are engaging, productive, and relevant to struggling readers. International Reading Association 58th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

2012

Walker-Dalhouse & Risko, V.  (November 2012).  Looking back and moving forward: Examining changing perceptions of struggling readers 1990-2010. Association of Literacy Educators & Researchers Annual conference. Grand Rapids, MI.

Walker-Dalhouse, D.  (2012). Reader response and instructional implications: using children’s books about immigrants/ refugees with struggling readers. Accepted   poster presentation at the 33rd International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Conference, London, England.

2011 - Papers Presented

Clark, K. & Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2011). Poster presentation entitled “The effect of culturally reflective texts on the reading achievement, attitudes toward reading, and motivation to read of urban African American children who struggle with learning to read,”  56tth Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, Orlando, FL.

2010 - Papers Presented

Risko, V. &Walker-Dalhouse, D. (Nov.2010).  The Promise of an Alternate Perspective: Viewing Struggling Readers through a Socio-Cultural Research Lens.  Association of Literacy Educators & Researchers, Omaha, NE.  

Briggs, C., Cook, C., Perkins, J.H. & Walker-Dalhouse,  D. (2010)  Children in Poverty  and Reading. International Reading Association, 23rd World Congress in Reading,        Auckland, NZ,

Walker-Dalhouse, D., &  Dalhouse, A. D. (2010) Literacy stories: Cultural literacy practices of adult Sudanese refugees and the school and out-of school- literacy           development of their   children.  International Reading Association, 23rd World        Congress in Reading, Auckland, NZ

2009

Briggs, C., Perkins, J. H., & Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2009) Maximizing the cognitive engagement of children in poverty.  Association of Literacy Educator & Researchers Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Walker-Dalhouse, D., Sibley, C. & Selzer, K.  Promoting reading engagement in    preservice teachers and children:  Benefits of a university Reading-Aloud Book           Award Initiative. International Reading Association Conference, May 2009.

2008

Walker-Dalhouse, D. & Dalhouse, A.D. (July 2008). “Sudanese students and preservice teachers: Traveling the road to literacy and multicultural understandings.” 22nd World Congress in Reading, San Jose, Costa Rica.

2007

Walker-Dalhouse, D. “How Critical Can it Be? School Experience, Personal Development & Teacher Preparation for Teaching African American Students” National Reading Conference, November 28- December 1, 2007. Austin, TX

Walker-Dalhouse, D. “No Child Left Behind: Realities and implications for African American students and their teachers.” Keynote speech. Virginia State Reading Association Conference, Roanoke, Virginia, March 16, 2007.

2006

Walker-Dalhouse, D. “Linking words and connecting ideas: Teaching middle schools students to understand print and digital text.” Symposium, 51st IRA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 30, 2006.

Edwards, P, A, & Walker-Dalhouse, D.“Sharing Time: Motivating Parents from Diverse Background to Support Their Children’s Oral Language Development” Symposium IRA 2005 Annual Conference.

2005

Walker-Dalhouse, D.“Vocabulary Development for Adolescents, Special Needs Students & Minorities” Symposium IRA 2005 Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Walker-Dalhouse, D. “A University-School Partnership: A pen pal writing Project” IRA Plains Regional Conference, San Antonio, TX.


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